Bassoon and Oboe
- Office: VSG 101A
- Phone: (775) 682-9020
Eric Fassbender, double reed instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, also teaches privately throughout northern Nevada. Performing regularly on both bassoon and oboe, he appears with the Reno Philharmonic, Reno Chamber Orchestra, and Nevada Opera Orchestra, among others. As a first-call player, he appears with top performers such as Johnny Mathis and Michael Crawford.
Mr. Fassbender received his Master of Music degree in Double Reed Performance from the University of Nevada, Reno, studying bassoon with Christin Schillinger and Lindsey Bartlett, and oboe with Andrea Lenz. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Northern Michigan University, studying bassoon performance with Donald Grant. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, studying with Janis McKay.
An accomplished accordionist, Mr. Fassbender has appeared with the Reno Philharmonic and as soloist with the Reno Pops Orchestra. As a saxophonist with the Wisconsin-based Don Peachey Band, he toured from 2003 to 2006 and appears on the 2004 album What Goes on Here?
Mr. Fassbender lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife Melanie, Director of Bands and Chorus at O’Brien STEM Academy. He performs on a Fox 601 bassoon and a kingwood Yamaha 841 oboe.